EXCLUSIVE: Adapted from the first installment of the John Cleaver novel series by Dan Wells, I Am Not A Serial Killer stars Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) as John Cleaver, a teenager who is obsessed with serial killers but doesn’t want to become one. In order to combat his violent impulses, Cleaver lives by a rigid set of rules to stay normal. However, when a real monster shows up in his town, he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it.
Back To The Future‘s Christopher Lloyd also stars in the pic, which will world premiere Sunday in the Narrative Spotlight section at SXSW. The first-look clip from the film above — a fairly uncomfortable fireside chat with John — certainly shows another side of the actor, though whether it’s a dark side is yet to be determined.
Billy O’Brien directed the pic with Nick Ryan, James Harris and Mark Lane serving as producers. Nada Cirjanic at Independent is handling sales.
Peep the exclusive clip from the film, and the just-revealed poster:
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